|University of Buea Main Library.|
|The Rectorate of Yaoundé University 1.|
There are serious proofs that it is too difficult for former students to obtain their transcripts because those who issue them are either crooked or lazy. They ask for money and even when the money is given, they do not do anything. I will withhold a few names who have taken money from people we know. Upon the day of request, transcripts should not take more than one week to be sent to a former student. Please, do not take our word for the gospel; you can carry your own investigations too. Because it is difficult to obtain transcripts, even those who wanted to go to school abroad cannot do so because they cannot take their transcripts.
If these ex-students of the universities are doing well, they will come to sponsor the universities like we see everywhere. We have very intelligent graduates who could go back and teach for community service to help the university. Hellas, they are not well treated or even given the appetite. Is there any past student from the University of Yaoundé 1 or Buea who will like to donate anything? The poor treatment they have received from the university cannot motivate them to give even a pencil. That is why all the alumni are only raising help for their past secondary and high schools, but they don’t even want to identify themselves with their former universities. It is behaviors like these ones that make Cameroon not to even future on the list AcademicRanking of World Universities. While the classification may be very subjective, it is necessary to see why we are not even mentioned as a country; talk less of even appearing as last coco. Sometimes last coco could even be satisfactory because at least they have mentioned you.
For example, Idrissa Adam: our 2012 Olympian for the men 100M did not even finish his heat, but they mentioned him that he was last and did not even bother to finish. Poor boy! Did they mention you and me? They did not because we did not even feature. Does it mean that if they kept students from Yaoundé 1 and Buea against those of Harvard, they will be no match? Not at all! However, if you look at their indicators, you will see why they are right not to even mention neither Buea nor Yaounde1. Isn’t it time for us to start doing things right for our young ones? What you are doing to the kids of others today will happen to your own kids tomorrow because the evil that people do, live with and after them. Notwithstanding, I have made suggestions to the authorities in my last letter (below this article) on how to cure the conundrum.
“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).